Friday, April 19, 2024

Acclaimed Writer Salman Rushdie Posts Photo of Himself For First Time Since Vicious Attack (See Inside)


On August 12, 2022, a man stabbed novelist Salman Rushdie multiple times as he was about to give a public lecture at the Chautauqua Institute in upstate New York.

Today, Rushdie — profiled in the New Yorker — posted his own self portrait photograph. It’s here below.

Salman is one of the finest people I’ve known in the world of arts and letters. The vicious attack is tragic but to see him on the rebound is very, very encouraging.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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